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Context Aware Electronic Updates for Virtual Learning Environments

Crane, Laura and Awe, Ayodele and Benachour, Phillip and Coulton, Paul (2012) Context Aware Electronic Updates for Virtual Learning Environments. In: Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 173-175. ISBN 978-1-4673-1642-2

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Abstract

This paper proposes a mobile application for retrieving electronic updates from virtual learning environments using dimensions of context. Using automatically generated RSS feeds from a Moodle based virtual learning environment, information can easily be delivered in a concise format through wireless networks directly to the student’s device. The paper reports on a pilot study carried out to provide quantitative feedback of students’ experiences with electronic updates based on time and location. The design and implementation of the application proposes activity as a third dimension of context as a parameter defined by the user to control the dissemination of information. The development is part of an overall investigation into the role of different dimensions of context when disseminating information from a virtual learning environment to mobile devices.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning ; context aware ; RSS ; virtual learning environments ; ambient information
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 57632
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2012 16:51
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 17:36
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57632

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